In spite of sub-weapons export ban: More German arms exports to Turkey

The partial ban on weapon exports to Turkey, and the Federal government in October, after the invasion of Turkish troops in the North of Syria, had proclaimed,

In spite of sub-weapons export ban: More German arms exports to Turkey

The partial ban on weapon exports to Turkey, and the Federal government in October, after the invasion of Turkish troops in the North of Syria, had proclaimed, has not led to a significant decline in the overall volume of German armaments deliveries to Turkish recipients. As the Federal government indicated in the Left-hand, and were approved in the year 2020, yet exports worth 22.8 million euros; in the entire previous year, there were 31.6 million euros.

John Age

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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The Federal government announced in October last year that it would not authorise the supply of weapons to Turkey that could be used by the Turkish armed forces in Syria, consider the use as a violation of international law. Before the invasion of Turkish troops in Northern Syria images were created, among other things, of German origin heavy military equipment such as armored vehicles showed.

The Federal government were not now, it was in the number of approved exports of military goods that are subject to the restrictions in October. Details about the type of exports they are not called; they are not listed in every six months published on arms export report to the government for competitive reasons, generally speaking, individually.

the foreign Ministers of the European Union had appealed in October, it should be delivered no more weapons to Turkey, which could use them in Syria. As a Nato member state, Turkey is among the countries in which the export of weapons in principle approval are eligible; however, all delivery requests have to be individually from the Federal security Council, a Cabinet Committee under the chairmanship of the Chancellor.

The supply of military equipment to Turkey is now also due to the Turkish involvement in Libya, a controversial one, where Ankara with weapons and troops of the UN-recognized government of Prime Minister Fajez Sarradsch supported. Running under the Berlin-led efforts, through the implementation of the arms embargo on Libya, the conflict in check.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 17:19

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